The Princeton Invitational served as a potent reminder of the Tigers’ depth and strength at both singles and doubles as they approach this upcoming season.
The Princeton men’s golf team continues its strong open to the season, netting a second place finish at the Quechee Collegiate Invitational hosted by Dartmouth in Vermont. It is the second tournament of the season for the Tigers, who just finished competing at Duke’s Rod Myers Invitational a week earlier.
The newly minted Tigers hope to start out the 2017 season on a high note, as the team splits to attend two critical national invitational tournaments hosted at Duke and University of Pennsylvania. It will be a test of strength and confidence for a Princeton team that retains key elements of last year’s stalwart team, despite losses to graduation, and welcomes one of its strongest first-year classes ever.
It’s been another extremely fruitful year for the Princeton track and field program.
In their weekend home bouts against Ivy League competitors this weekend, the men’s tennis team split their two matches, rebounding after a 3-4 heartbreaking loss to Harvard to take a 4-2 win against Dartmouth.
The No. 9 Tigers capped off their regular season in the pool with another strong showing against George Washington University last Friday, as the Tigers handled the outmatched Colonials by winning 16-6 on senior day. The class of 2017 represents one of the most illustrious and successful groups in the history of the program.
It was another successful weekend for the Tigers in the pool, as the women’s water polo team felled three CWPA rivals to move to a respectable 21-3 overall record, 6-1 in conference play.
Princeton wrestling caps historic season with third-place finish in EIWA Championships, Top 25 finish in NCAA Tournament
Ivy and EIWA Coach of the Year Chris Ayres wanted to bring the Princeton wrestling program into national prominence. Speaking about the gradual, often painstaking rise of the Tigers as serious national contenders, Ayres noted, “Our program has come a long, long way in the past 10 years, with a lot of people sacrificing to elevate it to this point.”
It hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the Princeton wrestling team. Competing in an Ivy League dominated for decades by Cornell, as well as competing within the fiercely competitive EIWA, the Tigers have often struggled to find their place in a sport traditionally dominated by large, storied Midwestern programs. Head coach Chris Ayres, however, has turned Princeton from an insignificant contender in college wrestling to a consistent placer in the NCAA national championships, one of the most dangerous squads in the EIWA.